Family Friendly Home Remodeling
If there is one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it is that it is in the home that our comfort, security, peace, and happiness lie. When people are cooped up together for long periods of time, with no way of escaping, they will get on each other's nerves, no matter how close the relationship is. Slight irritation can easily turn into anger if there is no release. Impatience may turn into raised voices. Boredom can turn into frustration that finds release in activities that may upset others. These are all normal emotions. We all need our own space and being stuck at home without it for a long period of time can result in unhappiness being expressed in ways that upset others. This often sets off a chain reaction.
Hopefully, we will never see a COVID-19 situation again. But having been confined to the house for a long time does show that a home needs to be truly family-friendly. That is one factor that must, along with all the other imperatives, go into home remodeling plans. Every family will have its own priorities and discussing them with a design-build home remodeling contractor will show you how to make a remodel family-friendly. Here are a few options to be considered:
Open up Space
Keep the floor plan as open as possible. This will create the impression of having extra space. For example, if the kitchen, living room and dining room open up to each other, people will be able to find their own niches while not cutting themselves off from others.
Add a Room
No matter how comfortable your family is in the home, extra space is always welcome. While another bedroom is the most common option, it is not the only one. Creating a game room, home theatre, gym, family room, etc. are some of the other things to consider. These are great places to relax, unwind and let go of stress. If there is no external area for an addition, the basement or attic could be converted into a user-friendly space.
Adding a Deck
Spending time at home does not mean always being indoors. A nice deck is a great place to chill out, eat or have barbeques, get fresh air, exercise and much more. A well-designed deck has a number of uses, many of which become apparent only when the extra space becomes available.
Create a Home Office
Being able to work or study from home has a number of advantages. The problem is that these are activities that require focus and concentration. Finding a place for parents and children to do their essential work without being disturbed is often a problem. The disruption due to normal domestic activities can turn an opportunity to work in peace and comfort into a hassle.
These are just a few options to consider. Think about what will add to the family’s feeling of well-being and incorporate it into your remodeling plan. An expert design-build remodeling company will be able to give you a lot of ideas and options and implement these ideas to make your home family-friendly.
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